Live Music Concerts
Santa Cruz, CA – San Jose, CA – San Francisco & Monterey Bay Areas

Snazzy Productions, was created over three decades ago by Sleepy John Sandidge, who felt Santa Cruz needed alternative music concerts. With his long history as an on-air radio personality, and his experience as a stage manager for some of the area’s largest concerts (including Willie Nelson and the Grateful Dead), Sleepy John formed Snazzy Productions.

Since its inception, Snazzy Productions has produced over 700 events with artists as diverse as Jesse Winchester, The Persuasions, Norton Buffalo, and Bo Diddley. John Sandidge (known as ‘Sleepy John’) has brought many new exciting performers to the Santa Cruz Monterey Bay California area. In the process he has helped developing music artists in and around Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay regions to become recognized leaders in their unique styles of musical performance. takes advantage of many Santa Cruz’s best music venues, including the Kuumbwa Jazz Center and the Rio Theatre in in downtown Santa Cruz, as well as Don Quixote’s Night Club in Felton, and other local venues including live concerts at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Cocoanut Grove and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Join us for one our live music concerts at any of these wonderful locations.

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  1. Harrison Gruman says:

    I met you at Slaid Cleaves concert and you told me to contact you through Snazzy. I sent 2 other emails to the other general address and haven’t gotten anything back? Briefly I told you I had written a tribute song for the Ugly Mug Open Mic night. I have always been a passive listener of music venues until 2 years ago when I was at the Ugly Mug. A young guy in his 70’s came in and played for his first time. They gave him so much attention, respect, and encouragement it inspired the song. I started playing two weeks later and the hosts asked me to record the song to act as their “theme song”. It really is a tribute to the best open mics anywhere. Several musicians have told me that I should get it on KPIG, the best station in the country as far as I am concerned.
    I sent you the lyrics to Snazzy as well as another song I wrote. I played those at the Britt at the Mars Recording Studio Songwriters Showcase and I got into the semi-final round.

    Please, let me know if there is any chance to play the song on KPIG and your great Please Stand By show? Or at least send me a “good luck with that” aspect.
    The other song I wrote for the Showcase is a parody of Internet Dating. Begun as a joke several weeks ago, I played it and I got such great feedback from some of the local musicians and listeners I submitted it to the Showcase as well. I realize judgement and views on art are subjective. I don’t have it recorded but would stop by and play it if you are interested.

    Regardless, any thing I can do to promote music and first timers to play is paramount in my life. Music is an international language that breaks down barriers and opens doors of communication and creativity.


    Harrison Gruman

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